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CoveritLive Weekly: Top five Social TV events (Dec. 3-9)
12/10/2012, 2:04 PM
By Spencer Kitley
Boxing events all over the world landed knockout punches last week, posting a clean sweep of the top five in the CoveritLive weekly Social TV rankings. The list included three events for the Manny Pacquiao vs. Juan Manual Marquez, while a pair of other European bouts landed on the countdown as well.
The fourth installment of the clash of Pacquiao/Marquez landed the top three events of the week with Yahoo Philippines topping the charts. More than 481,000 of Pacquiao’s Filipino countrymen followed the live action as Marquez claimed a sixth-round knockout victory.
The Worldwide Leader in Sports, ESPN, landed in the No. 2 position for its coverage of the Marquez victory, attracting more than 235,000 viewers to its live commentary of the fight. Yahoo owned the third position in the ratings after entertaining in excess of 142,000 viewers in its event.
Danish newspaper, Ekstra Bladet captured the fourth spot for the week with its coverage of the WBA super-middleweight contest between reigning champion Brian Magee and Mikkel Kessler in Denmark. An audience of more than 117,000 viewers joined the conversation during the fight as Kessler posted a third-round win.
Eurosport notched the fifth and final spot in the weekly rankings for its chat during the David Price vs. Matt Skelton and Freddie Flintoff vs. Richard Dawson fight card. More than 72,000 viewers got social during the event that saw former English cricketer, Flintoff earn a victory in his professional boxing debut.
*The CoveritLive blog releases its weekly social TV rankings every Monday. The data for the ranking system is exclusive to events that are tied to a television broadcast and the viewer metric is defined as a reader that actively clicks into a CiL event.
Tags: SocialTV , Social_TV , Boxing , Pacquiao , Marquez , Yahoo , ESPN , EkstraBladet , Eurosport , Kessler , Magee , Price , Skelton , Flintoff , Dawson
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